Well we can’t say that we’re too surprised here. After hearing about a certain LG quad-core device being worked on behind the scenes, it took a few more hints like Qualcomm being all giddy and even a tease from LG to really generate more interest and excitement.
Most of the major manufacturers have their flagship devices out in stores now or on their way (see exhibit A and exhibit B), but what about LG’s flagship device? Sure we’d heard about about the LG Optimus 4X back at MWC this year, but LG seems to have yet another flagship device in the works.
Well that was quick. Last week, we got wind of the LG Gx, which was rumored to replace the G2. As we predicted, it’s not the case as it’s more of an Optimus G Pro followup. This one goes back to LG’s traditional design, as in you won’t find back power and volume buttons like the G2.
Today LG announced their high-end waterproof handset called the Optimus GJ. The device is just slightly larger than the original Optimus G at 131.9 x 68.9 x 8.5 mm vs. 136.9 x 68.9 x 9.9 mm. It can stay underwater up to 1 meter for as long as 3 minutes.
We know the LG Optimus G is one hell of a smartphone already— but we are about to see one hell of an enhanced addition to the Optimus G family. Our friends at Engadget recently got their hands on a press image of the Optimus G Pro smartphone which takes everything the original Optimus G has and makes it just a little better.
As we see existing quad-core devices featuring Exynos or Tegra 3 chips, it’s only natural that we start to see offerings featuring the new chips from Qualcomm. Well the newest superphone in all the land is now here: the Pantech Vega R3— a Snapdragon S4 Pro-powered beast.